Wear The Armour of God

Warrior

God’s armor brings victory because it is far more than a protective covering. It is the very life of Jesus Christ Himself. “Put on the armor of light,” wrote Paul in his letter to the Romans, “…clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 13:12-14) . When you do, He becomes your hiding place, and shelter in the storm–just as He was to David. Hidden in Him, you can count on His victory, for He not only covers you as a shield, He also fills you with His life.

Armour Of God

This life in Christ begins with learning, affirming, and trusting in each part of the armor. The first part is truth–God’s revelation of all that He is to us, all that He has done for us, and all that He promises to do for us in the days ahead. This enduring truth is written in the Bible, revealed by the Holy Spirit, and realized through Jesus Christ. It cuts through all the world’s distortions, deceptions, and compromises. When you study, memorize, live, and follow truth, it enables you to see the world from God’s high vantage point. Putting on the first piece of the armor means feeding on truth through daily Bible reading and making it part of yourself.

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Belt of TRUTH – know the truth about God
Deut. 4:39; Psalm 23:1; 18:1-3

Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS – The Righteousness of Jesus in you
Psalm 100:3; Rom. 3:23-24, 6:23; Gal. 2:20-21; Phil. 3:8-10

Sandals of PEACE – Inner peace and readiness
Rom. 5:1; Eph. 2:14; John 14:27, 16:33, 20:21

Shield of FAITH – Living by faith
Rom. 4:18-21; Heb. 11:1; 1 Pet. 1:6-7

Helmet of SALVATION – Salvation through Christ today and forever
Each day : Ps. 16, 23; Heb. 1:3-6
For eternity : 2 Cor. 4:16-18; 1 Thess. 4:17; 1 John 3:1-3

Sword of the spirit GOD’S WORD – God’s Word countering spiritual deception and accusations
Heb. 4:12; Matt. 4:2-11; 1 Pet. 3:15; Ps. 119:110-112

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To put on the “full armor”–and enjoy a daily and eternal love-relationship with Jesus Christ, thank Him for what He has shown you in His Word. Know the Scriptures behind your prayer so that your words and faith are grounded in the authority of the Bible. Then pray through each piece. You can use the following prayer as an outline:

* The belt of truth: Thank you, my Lord, for showing me the truth about yourself. Thank you for reminding me that You are the only God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the King of the universe, my Father who loves me, and my Shepherd who leads me. You are my wisdom, my counselor, my hope, and my strength. You are everything I need each day.

* The breastplate of righteousness: Thank you for showing me the truth about myself–that on my own I could never be good enough to live in your presence. Thank you for taking my sins to the cross and offering me your righteous life. Lord, show me any sin that I need to confess right now, so that nothing will hinder me from being filled to overflowing with your Spirit. [Take time for confession] Thank you for forgiving me and for filling me with your righteous life.

* The sandals of peace: Thank you for the peace you give me when I trust and follow you. Show me how to help others find that peace.

* The shield of faith: Thank you for helping me have faith in you. I choose to count on everything you have shown me about yourself–and everything you have promised me in your Word.

* The helmet of salvation: Thank you for promising me salvation both for today’s battles and for all eternity.

* The sword of the spirit, the Word of God: Thank you for the scriptures you have given me to memorize. Please show me which one(s) you want me to use to cut through deceptions and gain your victory in any battle I may face today.

19 thoughts on “Wear The Armour of God”

  1. Hi Diane,

    My friend sent me this picture of the Knight in the Armour of God. So I don’t really know how to help you out.
    However you can get the picture in full dimensions if you click on it. Take a look.

    Thanks and God Bless You
    Georgy N Joseph

  2. Dear Friend in Christ,

    I admire this site on its Holy Mission of Religious Education. I came to this site by the means of the Holy Spirit. [it cannot have other reason].

    Thank-you for imparting this wisdom to all who come looking for knowledge.

    Best Regards,

    Tony Ramesar.

  3. I also would be very interesting in purchasing a copy of that print. Any information you can provide would be fantastic!

    God Bless always!

  4. Dear georgy I GREET IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.THE PICTURE OF KNIGHT WAS REALY BEAUTIFUL AND GREATLY INFORMATIVE.BELOW THE PICTURE YOU HAVE GIVEN THE BIBLE QUATINGS FOR EACH ARMOUR.THAT HELPED ME TO PREACH TO A SMALL GROOP OF BELIVERS.HOPE TO HEAR FROM U MORE. THANK U .GOD BLESS U

  5. I have been putting on the whole armour of god every morning before I get out of bed and wonder ed just what I have done. Some of it I understood and some I didn’t. Today during my quiet time with God I was reading the scripture in Eph. and was lead by Holy Spirit to search it on internet.WHAT A WEB SITE! Thank you, I am really going to learn something here. God Bless you.

  6. I remember 1st discovering , that the Armour of God, is actually the Armour he himself wears in battle for us, it blew my mind, good job I was wearing the Helmet of Salvatio at the time LOL, no relly, it’s ouvtstandng what protection is available for those who love the Lord, AMEN XXX

  7. May I use your picture for my newly formed group page profile picture on facebook called God’s Army?

  8. We are about to do a sermon series on the Armor of God and would love to use this image for the sermon series with your permission. It basically would be on our website, on a intro video, on our bulletins and possibly postcards. may we use the image?

  9. Hi Richard,

    Yes, you can use the image for the purpose, with proper credit line mentioning the image source web page.

    God Bless You
    Georgy

  10. Hi Georgy just me Dion O’Leary from New Zealand
    I was wondering if we could also use this image on our website to. We are setting up one in New Zealand called mighty men or something like this.
    we will be having a camp in the far north and we would like to use this in our part of our advertising to? We are a non profit group who work together to help motivate men to step out in faith and serve God daily.

    I look forward to haring from you greetings dion :O) noiddion@hotmail.com

  11. I am working on a book, and would like to know if I may have permission to include your wonderful “Armour of God” illustration, with proper crediting to you and this website, of course. Thank you for the beautiful work that you do.

  12. I recently found myself jailed and fighting addiction.I used the warriors prayer to strengthen myself and upon my release I continue to use it daily to face the world and my addiction.It gives me the strength to move on and try to be a better man and father.Thank you my heavenly father

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